New York House Democrat To Step Down

November 14, 2023

New York Democrat Brian Higgins recently stunned America with an announcement about his future.

After nearly two decades in Congress, the representative from Western New York is going to resign as of February of 2024.

He's simply sick and tired of the way politics has been working in America lately.

"I’ve always been a little impatient, and that trait has helped us deliver remarkable progress for this community. But the pace in Washington, D.C. can be slow and frustrating, especially this year," Higgins said. "Therefore, after thoughtful consideration, I have made the difficult decision to leave Congress and explore other ways I can build up and serve Buffalo and Western New York."

Higgins is 64 and began serving Congress back in 2005.

He was still popular in 2022, securing reelection with 63% of the vote.

New York's congressional map is being redrawn ahead of the 2024 election per a court order last year, but Higgins will not be around to see it.